Roberts Rules - Seahawk Sage Roberts ‘is an incredibly smart player with unbelievable hands’

Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 03:39 PM.

He started playing football six years ago in the youth league at Helen McCall Park. He spent two years in the youth league and then one year at Emerald Coast Middle School in the slot back position.

Today the 6-foot-1,185-pounder fills the slot receiver position for the Seahawks. In four games, he has caught 23 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns, with his longest coming last week, the 58-yarder.

"Sage is an incredibly smart player with unbelievable hands," said South Walton Coach Phil Tisa. "He can do pretty much anything on the field."

In addition to offense, Roberts plays a little linebacker on defense as well.

"When I was a little kid I liked to play defense, but once I got into high school I liked offense a lot better," Roberts said.

Roberts, who also plays baseball for South Walton, does have hopes to play ball after high school.

"Football or baseball, whichever one comes," he said. "Just anything that will help me out to get to the next level."

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